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Grady-White 251 CE, 25′

Grady-White 251 CE

Coastal Explorer 251

25′ Coastal Explorer

The 25-foot 251 CE Coastal Explorer center console is in a class by itself, a surpassing answer to other larger shallow water boats. Notably, the 251 is created for inshore use primarily as a sport fishing boat and offers more offshore, rough water capability than any bay boat. Here’s the best answer to off-the-beaten-track family fun and versatility. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Cannons Marina.

Unlock Your Boating Adventures with the Versatile Grady-White 251 CE

Grady-White’s 251 Coastal Explorer, is a fascinating blend of features. It combines the exceptional ride elements from their larger offshore models with the angler-friendly design of inshore coastal boats. The result is a bay-style boat that’s truly remarkable in its capabilities. These boats are primarily designed for anglers in mind who enjoy shallow-water fishing. They typically have a casting deck at the bow and low gunnels, making it easy for anglers to access the water when reeling in their catch. The advantage of these boats is their shallow draft, allowing them to navigate in skinny inshore waters.

The Grady-White 251 CE has the ability to navigate into waters as shallow as just 14 inches and can comfortably cross challenging open water expanses to reach those inshore hotspots. The Grady-White 251 CE isn’t just your average inshore boat; it’s a versatile and rugged vessel that seamlessly transitions from offshore adventures to inshore fishing, offering the best of both worlds for boating enthusiasts.

Contact Us for Inquiries about the Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer For Sale in Longboat Key, FL

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Grady-White 251 Coastal Explorer in Longboat Key, FL, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our nearby team is here to provide you with all the details you need about this versatile boat, designed like a center console, featuring a SeaV²® hull for added stability on inshore and offshore trips. Whether you’re an angler or a family looking for water sports and beach outings, we’re ready to assist you in finding the ideal vessel for your needs. Contact Cannons Marina today for a personalized consultation.

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Grady-White 251 CE, 25′
Beam Amidships 8'6" (2.59 m)
Center Line Length w/o Engine 24'7" (7.49 m)
Bridge Clearance 6'1" (1.85 m)
Bridge Clearance w/ T-Top 7'9" (2.36 m)
Cockpit Depth 20" (0.51 m)
Hull Draft 14" (.36 m)
Transom Deadrise 16 degrees (SeaV2® progression)
Maximum HP 300 (224 kW)
Fuel Capacity - Standard 78 gal. (295 l)
Passenger Capacity 10
Weight w/o Engine 3550 lb. (1610 kg)

Performance Data


Available Colors


Classic Grady White (gelcoat)


Celestial Blue
Coastal Fog Blue
Sea Glass
Seaport Blue
Cape Gray
Harbor Blue


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Coastal Explorer 251

251 coastal explorer

the 251 has hands down has become my favorite boat. The way it handles is unreal, time to plane is instant. The way the hull cuts and sticks in the water amazing. Truly a special boat and layout is perfect. Thank you

November 25, 2022 -

Coastal Explorer 251

Best ever

251 CE is meeting expectations. I love it for fishing. The family and friends love it for cruising and fun.

September 8, 2022 -

Coastal Explorer 251

GW 251 CE

Buy one!!!! You will not be sorry.

April 28, 2022 -